Greek Canadians

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Greek Canadians
Ελληνοκαναδοί
Flag of Greece and Canada.png
A mix between the flags of Greece and Canada
Total population
252,960
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Canada
 Ontario 132,440[2]
 Quebec 89,985[3]
 British Columbia 42,770[4]
 Alberta 11,945[5]
Languages
Canadian English, Canadian French, Greek
Religion
Predominantly Greek Orthodox Christianity[6]

Greek Canadians (Greek: Ελληνοκαναδοί) are Canadian citizens who have full or partial Greek heritage or people who emigrated from Greece and reside in Canada. According to the 2011 Census, there were 252,960 Canadians who claimed Greek ancestry.[7]

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Greek Canadian population by province and territory in Canada in 2011:

Province or territory Greek Canadians Percentage
 Canada 252,960
 Ontario 140,965
 British Columbia
 Alberta
 Saskatchewan
 Manitoba
 Quebec
 Nova Scotia
 New Brunswick
 Yukon
 Newfoundland and Labrador
 Prince Edward Island
 Northwest Territories
 Nunavut

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry[edit]

Academics[edit]

Authors[edit]

Professors[edit]

Business and philanthropy[edit]

Creatives[edit]

Canadians of Greek ancestry mark the independence of Greece in Montreal's Park Extension neighbourhood.

Artists[edit]

Sport[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Kevin Pangos – playmaker, Gonzaga University alumni, currently plays in Europe

Boxing[edit]

Chess[edit]

Diving[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Football[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

  • Chris Chelios – former NHL player
  • Chris Kontos – player
  • Nick Kypreos – former NHL player, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers
  • Dave Nonis – former Canadian ice hockey defenceman; former general manager and executive of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks; current general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Steven Stamkos – NHL player, Tampa Bay Lighting

Soccer[edit]

Strength athletics[edit]

Water skiing[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • Bret Hart – former pro wrestler, multiple World Champion in the WWF and WCW; of Greek ancestry; mother is half Greek[8]
  • Trish Stratus (aka Patricia Anne Stratigias) – former professional wrestler

Film, TV and stage[edit]

Actors and performers[edit]

Directors and producers[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Journalists and broadcasters[edit]

Historical figures[edit]

Immigrants[edit]

  • Ioánnis Fokás Juan de Fuca – first Greek-Canadian (1592)

Politicians[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Order of Canada recipients[edit]

  • Teresa Stratas (born 1938) – soprano OC; retired Canadian operatic soprano; known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu; born in Toronto, Ontario

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • hellenism.net – a comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Americans

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Greek-Canadians – A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Canadians
  • GreekGateway.com – Greek cultural entertainment site, event resource and business directory
  • Toronto-Danforth political riding with concentrated Hellenic population
Embassy and Consulates
Charitable organizations
Communities
Trade organizations
Affiliate trade organizations
Performance art groups